pwWebSpeak is an Internet browser designed for users who wish to access the Internet in a non-visual or combined auditory and visual manner. This includes users who cannot be tied to a keyboard or monitor, blind or visually impaired users, users with dyslexia or other learning disorders, and users who are learning new languages. pwWebSpeak is designed specifically to interact directly with the information on the Web pages and to translate the information content into speech and a simplified visual display. The user may navigate through the structure of a document based on its contents, paragraphs and sentences, rather than having to deal with scrolling and interpreting a structured screen display. The intelligence built into pwWebSpeak understands the HTML constructs and automatically bypasses those constructs that have no relation to the information content of a document. Both speech and large character interpretation of the Web pages are provided so that all classes or users can use the software effectively.